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Hearthstone account wipe is coming

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In an update posted today on the Hearthstone website, Zeriyah has let it be known that soon all Hearthstone players' accounts will be cleared an reset. This goes for all Hearthstone players, in both the Americas and Europe. Before you ask, the wipe does mean a complete wipe. All the cards you have unlocked, or bought, or earned, all the rankings you have achieved, the levels of your heroes -- everything will be reset. This does mean that you will have to go through the tutorial again, once you log into Hearthstone after the wipe.

The wipe is set to correspond with the release of a major patch to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. What that patch may entail is currently unknown, but I think it's safe to assume it will contain some rebalancing of certain known, imbalanced cards. Beyond that, it's anybody's guess.

If you have purchased cards in the Hearthstone beta, or entered the arena, you will be reimbursed your purchase with in-game gold. Each pack is worth 100 gold, and each arena entry is worth 150 gold. Thus, if you bought the two-pack option for $2.99, you will receive 200 gold for that purchase, and if you bought, say, three arena entries, you will receive 450 gold for those entries. If you earned the Gelbin Mekkatorque legendary, you will receive him again after clearing the tutorials.

There's something I'm forgetting. What is it? Oh, yes. Any cards or rankings you earn after the closed beta wipe, you get to keep. Forever. Into the actual game's release. Don't believe me? Check out the official post for more information!

Filed under: News items, Hearthstone Insider

Hearthstone closed beta has begun in the Americas

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Just what the title says, everyone! Blizzard has officially announced the beginning of their closed beta testing for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in the Americas. Apologies to the rest of the world, but there doesn't seem to be a concrete date yet for the closed beta's beginning in any other region. Once we know, we won't be quiet about it, of course!

If you haven't yet but would like to have a shot at the closed beta, you can do so either by logging into your account and heading to the Beta Profile page, where you can elect to opt-in. After that you'll have to wait for an invite, which will be delivered via email. If you do receive an invite, it will also appear on your account, so you can check there too. Anyone in the comments gotten one yet? Just curious!

Oh, and in case you're wondering, there is no NDA for this closed beta. None, nada, zip. Film your matches and broadcast them to the world, take screenshots, write detailed blog posts, go nuts. Just remember to report bugs so the Hearthstone team can get on them. Good luck to those of you who are hoping for an invite, let us know how it goes!

Filed under: News items, Hearthstone Insider

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